Stakeholder Collaboration


Stakeholders are organizations, groups and individuals with a role or interest in the justice system, including within informal structures.

Well-functioning legal institutions (both formal and informal) are critical to developing a country’s legal and judicial system and advancing the rule of law. Through our research and experience, we have learned that strengthening the rule of law cannot be successful without considering different perspectives and viewing the system as a whole.

A range of stakeholders is essential for achieving effective and lasting reform. Many institutions have an important role to play in legal and judicial processes, including

  • Administrative tribunals
  • Bar associations
  • Community resolution committees
  • Human rights commissions
  • Judiciary and the courts
  • Legal aid providers
  • Ministries of justice
  • Police
  • Probation services
  • Prosecution services

All these stakeholders must work together to ensure the legal and judicial systems function properly. Moreover, the perspectives of the users of the legal system – the public – must be considered in developing a system that ensures access for even the most vulnerable in society.

We understand that institutions have particular issues and challenges unique to their structure and function. For our international efforts to be successful, we ensure sensitivity, flexibility, adaptability and humility in our approach. We also facilitate linkages with peer institutions to share and exchange experiences at the institutional level.